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Trust Arc Survey: “20% of companies report GDPR compliance post-25 May deadline”

TrustArc, the data privacy management company, has announced the results of a comprehensive survey conducted by Dimensional Research that gauges the status of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance among UK, US and EU (excluding UK) companies one month after the...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Shred-it/Ipsos Study: “British consumers still fear online banking despite ‘rigorous’ security checks”

British consumers remain most fearful about banking online and information security as a factor in deciding which bank to use. That’s according to new data released in Shred-it’s eighth annual State of the Industry Report. When asked about security concerns relating...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Businesses attend cyber crime briefing as offences in the City increase by nearly one third

The City of London Police’s Cyber Crime Unit has now held its first Cyber Griffin briefing after the initiative was launched in May. The briefing session on Friday 29 June was attended by 40 individuals from numerous companies based in the Square Mile and comes at a time when...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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“World-class” fraud and cyber crime court approved for London’s Fleetbank House site

A new flagship court specifically designed to tackle cyber crime, fraud and economic crime will reinforce the UK’s reputation as a world-leading legal centre. Developed in partnership with the City of London Corporation and the Judiciary, the cutting-edge, purpose-built court,...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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IBM Study: “Hidden costs of data breaches increase expense for businesses”

IBM Security has published the results of a global study examining the full financial impact of a data breach on a company’s bottom line. Overall, the study found that hidden costs in data breaches – such as lost business, negative impact on reputation and employee time...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Global Cyber Academy appoints Carolyn Harrison as GDPR Ambassador to Advisory Council

Carolyn Harrison, the managing director of risk management and data protection concern Assured Clarity, has been appointed to the role of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Ambassador to the Advisory Council of the recently-launched Global Cyber Academy. Harrison will now...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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City of London Police reports £28 million lost by victims of cyber crime in past six months

The City of London Police, the national lead force for fraud which runs Action Fraud (the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre), has revealed that cyber crime victims lost £28 million between October 2017 and March 2018. These latest cyber statistics are based on the...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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Databarracks reveals over 50% of organisations to be ‘very confident’ in IT back-up capabilities

Brand new research conducted by business continuity and disaster recovery firm Databarracks has revealed that organisational confidence in IT back-up capabilities has risen dramatically over the past decade. Over 50% of organisations feel ‘very confident’ in the state of their...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
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Business continuity “has defined role with cyber resilience strategies” asserts BCI

Business continuity has a defined role with cyber resilience strategies, and it has become intertwined with cyber security for threats requiring co-ordinated responses across organisations’ departments. This is one of the key findings of the 2018 Cyber Resilience Report, which...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018